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Upper Pittsgrove Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 20 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2013

This school is only good for children who know how to stand up for themselves. If your child is a bully - they will be fine. A young girl I knew very personally was bullied and she was the one that got into trouble for trying to stand up for herself. Another note, if your child has a severe health issue or a learning disability this school is not the school for you. They are not at all willing to work anything out with parents or arrange something that will work for your child. Equal opportunity? Not at this school.


Posted March 24, 2011

Ms. Martini is an excellent teacher. She is very creative and patient and her students love her. My grandson never attended pre-school before entering the pre-k program and she made him feel right at home. He looks forward to going his 3 days a week and wishes he could go 5. I feel he'll be ready to advance to kindergarten now thanks to the wonderful teaching by Ms. Martini.


Posted February 4, 2011

Upper Pittsgrove School is a great school overall. I feel my children are in a safe and caring learning environment. The Music department is a big highlight, but I am not sure how I feel about the Computer or Art dept. The Child Study Team seems budget oriented, but not uncaring. As a parent with a little one at home, I do not feel welcome to participate in fun classroom activities, e.g. parties. The principal is caring and involved with the students. He is also very available to the parents. Other than a few mild complaints, I believe that my children are getting a good education and that the staff really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

All of the former reviews are out of date this school has better technology, and teaching staff then many others, great programs, the state testings scores are higher then former, books are a bit older now but that might have something to do with funding, great school i enjoy/enjoyed learning here


Posted September 29, 2009

They should teach the kids to learn not to to pass a state mandated test. This probably holds true for most schools but I only know this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

Parent of learning disabled (LD) child. School lacks its own child study team. County staff used, available in the school only 1.5 days p/w. No follow through by them. Teachers carry weight of helping LD children. There is a lack of support for teachers and lack of training in LDs. No set intervention programs for LDs other than speech & handwriting. Service providers for LDs (other than speech) are part time (2 days p/w). No behaviorist on staff, no student assistance counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

Wonderful school; very hands-on and lots of teacher involvement. Terrific music program too.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education62%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female88%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education85%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students86%
Female79%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students74%
Female83%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female78%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students75%
Female59%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students88%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female92%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students84%
Female100%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female84%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female95%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 51%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 4% 16%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Scott Eckstein

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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235 Pine Tavern Road
Monroeville, NJ 08343
Phone: (856) 358-8163

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